Federal grants

The ‘hero pays’ for work in pandemic still debated by states and cities

HARTFORD, Connecticut – When the US government allowed the self-styled hero to pay for frontline workers as a possible use of the pandemic relief money, he suggested occupations that might be eligible, farm laborers and staff from babysitting to janitors and truck drivers. State and local governments have scrambled to …

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PA secures $ 2.5 million in federal grants for watershed clean-up

Pennsylvania is frequently criticized as the state of the Bay’s watershed lags behind in water remediation efforts and funding to minimize pollution runoff upstream. The federal government is making progress to correct this, with millions of dollars in new funding being provided to protect the Chesapeake Bay. Recently, the National …

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After struggling to find emergency service personnel, Belfast is trying something new

BELFAST, Maine – Like many municipalities in Maine, Belfast is struggling to staff its fire and rescue services. But the city hopes the shift from a volunteer-driven model to a more professional one will help fill its gaps. The city is increasing wages, increasing benefits and looking to hire more …

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Wilkes-Barre receives federal justice assistance grant

WILKES-BARRE – The city was among four recipients who received $ 236,0 0 0 in grants from the US Department of Justice for crime-focused programs, Acting US Attorney Bruce Brandler said on Monday. The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants are awarded to support crime prevention programs based on local …

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Farmers will receive subsidies for assistance with special crops

By James Paxson Click here for updates on this story SAGINAW, Michigan (WNEM) – Several farm organizations across the state will receive funding to support the specialty crop industry. Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell on Tuesday in announcing the state recipients …

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